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Offline nukewife13

Living in Jersey/Deleware
« on: Mar 16, 2013, 04:10 »
My husband is getting out of the Navy in the next 6 months and has a list of Commercial Nuclear Power Plants that he is interested in (hopefully they are interested in him  ;D. He is too far out to submit resumes but I am trying to narrow down some of the areas.  I am pretty comfortable with all the research I have done on most of the plants, but one.  There is one in New Jersey and I am trying to find out where people live there, and where do their kids go to school?  In all of my research it looks like the Gloucester, Salem, Camden, and Cumberland area is pretty scary.  I am a Southern Chick so a little intimidating.  Not sure if a lot of people live in Delaware and commute.  Any advice?  I want to be a supportive wife during his transition period so do not want to say no to any area without giving it a chance; and hearing from people in the field who may know the area.  Thanks in advance for any input. 

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Re: Living in Jersey/Deleware
« Reply #1 on: Mar 16, 2013, 07:11 »
If I remember from when I was there (20 yrs ago) a lot of the people at Salem / Hope Creek live in Delaware and commute. Not a big problem during normal operations, but that commute can get long during outages.

I commute an hour each way to my plant (not Salem / Hope Creek), but it puts my family in the community that is good for them. Small price to pay.

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Re: Living in Jersey/Deleware
« Reply #2 on: Mar 16, 2013, 10:17 »
Thanks!  I finally found a couple of other posts on the site that helped as well :).

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Re: Living in Jersey/Deleware
« Reply #3 on: Mar 17, 2013, 08:26 »
I have extended family that work at Hope Creek.  They live in Pennsville and also in LAC (Lower Alloway Creek).  LAC is not bad.

My family (mother/stepfather) lived in Newark, Delaware when they worked there for Bechtel in the early 80's when I was a teenager.
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